(To paraphrase a certain programmer in TRON.)
To think it's taken me all of almost five years since signing up--and ten months since setting up--to get to that point...and you've also got a gift map I've been working on in earnest since last Christmas to thank for that. More on that next time, but for now...
If you've just found me here by chance or through Reddit: I am what you may call a cyber-transient. (Meaning: I settle on a site for a few months, then move on to something better, more interesting, or niche-relevant.) Since 2005, you may or may not have seen me in action on Wikipedia, Wikia, DeviantArt.com, Referata, Last.fm, FurAffinity, Inkbunny, Empire Avenue/Empire.Kred, Reddit...and most importantly, my long-time hub at Google+. Effective this evening (12/1/2019), Patreon joins that long calling-card list; with G+ winding down this April, WordPress and Steemit soon will. So many links, so little time. (Speaking of LFM: I also made the late great imeem and Grooveshark part of my online routine.)
I am also a self-described man of many interests, which shows in the projects I keep circling back to every so often: An anthro adventure series for children called Unspooled; an action-thriller revenge fantasy, The Sevton Saga, and its North Atlantic island setting Rogatia; a reprint of Ernest Vincent Wright's lipogram, Gadsby; a conlang called Relformaide; and St. Isabel, an island realm north of the Greater Antilles--not to mention anthro commissions on the side any month from now. Also, I'm a pop-culture geek for hire--whenever the time strikes. No wonder I visit TV Tropes every once and again. Not to mention I'm into quality music (and not just the Billboard hits) and animation (and not just Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks)...
Besides, almost no one knows that I'm also an amicable, well-tempered, generous-when-able 32-year-old expatriate from the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Windwards of the West Indies, currently based in the Sunshine State--unless I reminded you here or elsewhere. (Before 2017, it was Connecticut's Brass City, Waterbury; before northern fall 2006, the Bronx in New York.) If any other Nature Islanders reside on this platform, I'll search around.
If you must thank anyone for encouraging me to get an account here on Patreon, it's none other than Australian furry Andrew Pam. (Whom I'll give word to on this intro after I type this.)
Last, but not least: This was supposed to be based on something similar I invested in on 3tags a few years ago, but never backed up through Archive.org or otherwise; let that scenario be a lesson in your creative future. Too late for me and dozens of others by now, sadly. (3tags--no surprise if that name's new to you--was a budding competitor to the more high-profile Tsū in the post-to-pay arena. But both outlets died out before most knew it: Tsū ran out of investment money [and in the middle of a sitewide talent contest, to boot!], while 3tags gutted away its user-generated content to make way for science-oriented retool Pionic. That incarnation also fell on the wayside by November 2017. No winning either experiment, is there? All eyes are on Steemit's fate, sooner or later.)
Well, now that I'm practically through here...here's to a new year (2019), a new online climate (looking at you, Tumblr, Mr. Pai, and those behind FOSTA/SESTA), and a new shot at getting my ambitious career on track (but it could get worse). Until then, fellow furs, scribes, linguists, mappers, and islanders:
Take care, stay connected, keep exploring, joaŕparl, see you in the bestsellers, we'll meet you back home...and watch your tails.
This is your Once and Future Captain speaking. See you at #WhatLiesAground and the Marigot Notebook.